Agenda Overview


    Sunday, June 9, 2019

    Registration and Welcome Reception Information Hilton Gyeongju
    • 13:00 – 17:00
      Early Registration at the Hilton Gyeongju
    • 18:00 – 20:00
      Welcome Reception (Hosted by KHNP) at the Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, an annex of the Hilton Gyeongju – an opportunity to meet delegates and enjoy KHNP hospitality.
  • DAY 1

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Welcome and Plenary Panel Sessions
    HICO 300A, Time: 10:00 – 17:45

    Nuclear industry leaders will identify key near-to-ready and ready-for-use innovative technologies, business models and processes that should be deployed today, the barriers to deploy these innovations; and learn from leaders in industries outside nuclear on how they overcame barriers to deploy innovations that benefitted their operations.
    • 9:00 – 10:00
      Meeting Registration
    • 10:00 – 10:30
      Opening Remarks and Welcome
    • 10:30 – 11:00
      Keynote from the Global Forum Steering Committee
      Nuclear power is a vital element of the global electricity infrastructure and a clean energy world. Prepare to spend two and a half days to impact innovation and change in the nuclear industry.
      Speaker: Neil Wilmshurst, Vice-President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    • 11:00 – 12:30
      Deployment of Transformative Innovation – Sharing across Sectors
      Driving successful change requires learning from others. What are the key actions or changes that made it possible to overcome barriers that were preventing deployment of needed innovations in other industries?
      Chairperson: Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President R&D, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
      • Yongsik Shin, Senior Vice President, SK Telecom
      • Sharon Cheetham, Executive Director and Co-Founder, RenaSci
      • Other panelists to be announced soon
    • 12:30 - 14:00
    • 14:00 – 15:30
      Transforming Nuclear for Our Future
      Barriers and challenges to deploying innovations are present throughout our industry. Can we accelerate change in our sector? What is needed to create the momentum?
      Chairperson: Fred Demarkar, CEO, CANDU Owners Group (COG)
      • Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, Senior Researcher, EDF, Industry Executive Committee Representative NUGENIA
      • Shinwhan Kim, Executive Vice President, NSSS Division, KEPCO Engineering and Construction
      • Masayuki Yamamoto, Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer, General Manager, Nuclear Asset Management Department, TEPCO
    • 15:30 - 16:00
      Afternoon Coffee Break
    • 16:00 – 17:30
      Innovation in the Nuclear Sector
      Nuclear power needs innovation. What are key technology and process innovations to transforming nuclear power?
      Chairperson: Fiona Rayment, Executive Director, Nuclear Innovation and Research Office, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
      • Patrick Morilhat, Programme Director R&D, Nuclear Performance, Électricité de France (EDF)
      • William D Magwood IV, Director General, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
      • Neil Wilmshurst, Vice President, Vice-President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
      • Yunho Kim, Vice President, Head of Central Research Institute (CRI), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)
    • 17:30 – 17:45
      What to expect on Day 2
  • DAY 2

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Small Group Discussion Kick-Off
    HICO 300A, Time: 9:00 – 9:30

    Small Group Discussions
    HICO 101- 103 (1F), 201- 203 (2F), 204 -206 (2F), Time: 9:30 – 15:45

    Regulator Roundtable Perspectives
    HICO 300A, Time: 15:45 – 17:30

    On Day 2, delegates take part in small group discussions to begin to review, analyze, and consider the topics raised on day 1. We will brainstorm and select the most successful next steps that will break down barriers to enable deployment of the most critical innovations. We will hear regulators’ views on innovations in a Regulator Perspectives Roundtable.

    Small Group Discussions: Delegates will form small groups and identify keys to accelerating change through facilitator lead discussions on these three topics:
    • How can technology transform nuclear?
      Chairperson: Kirsty Hewitson, Vice President Innovation, NNL
    • How can frameworks that help boost innovation be designed?
      Chairperson: To be announced soon
    • How must culture, leadership and collaboration evolve to stimulate and deliver effective innovation?
      Chairperson: Joan Knight, Innovation Director, Exelon
    Delegates will participate in each small group discussion and will rotate through all three throughout the day and given times below. Delegate badges will note which discussion they are participating, at what time, and in what room.

    Regulator Perspectives Roundtable: Facilitated roundtable discussion for regulatory leaders, where responsibilities, best practices for technical evolution and process improvements, challenges and ideas to tackle them will be discussed.
    • 8:00 - 9:00
      Meeting Registration
    • 9:00 - 09:30
      Small Group Discussion Kick-Off
    • 9:30 - 10:45
      Small Group Discussion 1
    • 10:45 - 11:15
      Morning Coffee Break
    • 11:15 – 12:30
      Small Group Discussion 2
    • 12:30 – 14:00
    • 14:00 – 15:15
      Small Group Discussion 3
    • 15:15 – 15:45
      Afternoon Coffee Break
    • 15:45 – 17:15
      Regulator Perspectives Roundtable
      Facilitator: William D Magwood IV, Director General, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
      • Michael Finnerty, Deputy Chief Inspector and Director New Reactors Programme, UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
      • David Wright, Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
      • Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Regulatory Operations Branch, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
      • Thierry Charles, Deputy DG IRSN France TSO
      • Other regulators to be announced soon
    • 17:15 – 17:30
      What to expect on Day 3
    • 18:30 – 20:30
      Forum Dinner (Hosted by KHNP)
  • DAY 3

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Call to Action Session and Looking Beyond the Global Forum
    HICO 300A, Time: 9:00 – 13:00

    Optional Technical Tour (Shin Kori)
    Time: 13:00 – 17:00

    Day 3 is a Call to Action. Small Group Discussion chairpersons and early career chairpersons will report out on the innovations, associated barriers, ideas identified to overcome each of those barriers, and who can best act on those after this forum. Attendees will prioritize the most critical innovations on the list, rank which barrier should be worked on first, and give input on the identified parties to overcome the barriers.
    • 8:00 - 9:00
      Meeting Registration
    • 9:00 - 10:00
      Introduction to the Morning

      Panel Discussion on Day 2 Learnings and Call to Action for the Future
      Chairperson: Jeffrey Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
      • Kirsty Hewitson, VP Innovation, NNL, Chairperson for Small Group Discussion on "How can technology transform nuclear?"
      • Kathy McCarthy, VP, R&D, Canadian Nuclear Laboratory, Chairperson for Small Group Discussion on "How can frameworks that help boost innovation be designed?"
      • Joan Knight, Director, Innovation, Exelon, Chairperson for Small Group Discussion on "How must Culture, Leadership and Collaboration evolve to stimulate and deliver effective innovation?"

    • 10:00 - 10:15
    • 10:15 - 12:00
      Prioritizing and Ranking Session
      Chairperson: Jeffrey Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    • 12:00 - 13:00
      Box Lunch
    • 13:00 - 17:00
      Optional Tour of KHNP Shin Kori Nuclear Power Plant